Your Guide to Spartanburg’s 2022 Holiday Events

Your Guide to Spartanburg’s 2022 Holiday Events

Your Guide to Spartanburg’s 2022 Holiday Events

Whether you get festive right after Halloween or wait until the calendar turns to December, November means holiday events are drawing near. Check out this guide to Spartanburg County’s 2022 holiday events where you can embrace the Christmas spirit and find the perfect gift for anyone on your list.

Nov. 8 note: this blog will be updated as holiday events countywide are finalized in Nov. and Dec.

Dickens of a Christmas. Photos by Mike Bonner

EVENTS:

Spartanburg’s most-popular holiday event, the 28th annual Dickens of a Christmas, is set for Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 6-9 PM.

The family-friendly, holiday-themed street festival has something for everyone, with window performances dotting downtown businesses, along with live musicians and carolers performing in the streets. You can find festive foods, a Christmas market, kids’ activities and much more. And the festive night is topped off with the lighting of the Denny’s Plaza Christmas Tree at 7 PM.

PARADES:

Spartanburg County hosts an array of holiday parades each year, with authentically-decorated floats, unique performances and more.

Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3: Woodruff Christmas Stroll, 

  • Woodruff’s annual Christmas Stroll, featuring expanded holiday shopping and streetside food and drinks, expands to two nights in 2022 in the first weekend of December.

Saturday, Dec. 10: Town of Reidville Christmas Parade & Festival, 3-8 PM

  • The town of Reidville is hosting a Christmas movie-themed parade before a one-day holiday festival with food, drinks, Christmas crafts, photos with Santa, and much more.

Tuesday, Dec. 13: Spartanburg Jaycees’ Christmas Parade, 6:30pm

HOLIDAY MARKETS:

Shopping small is always the way to go, and many of Spartanburg’s local businesses, artisans, artists and crafters make holiday shopping easy.

Nov. 8-Dec. 24: Artists Collective Spartanburg 2022 Holiday Artisan Market, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 AM-4 PM

  • Artists from around Spartanburg will have handcrafted paintings, pottery, jewelry, and much more for sale during this month-plus long artisan market.

Saturday, Dec. 3: Drayton Mills’ Holiday Artisan Market, 10 AM-3 PM

  • The 3rd annual Drayton Mills’ Holiday Artisan Market will showcase hand-crafted gifts for sale, and even baked goods! There will also be live music, drinks and snacks provided by Dray: Bar + Grill.

Saturday, Dec. 10: Mayfair Art Studios Mistletoe Market, 10 AM-3 PM

  • Along with the work of Mayfair’s Studio Resident Creatives, shop hand-picked selections from local artisans and craftspeople to find a one-of-a-kind gift or a treat for yourself this holiday season.

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS:

Now – Dec. 31: The Inman Christmas House, 5:30pm-10pm

  • The Inman Christmas House (360 Foster Rd) is celebrating its 49th year of public light displays in 2022, with 115,000 lights on view nightly. This year’s FREE drive-thru displays include Frozen, Charlie Brown, a life-size nativity scene with live miniature donkeys, and more.

 

Dec. 6-31: The City of Spartanburg’s Holiday Ferris Wheel on South Spring Street

  • The holiday views have never been better thanks to the newest holiday attraction in Downtown Spartanburg, a Ferris Wheel sponsored by the Piedmont Interstate Fair. This family-friendly attraction is free, and will be open 5-9 PM on weekdays, 12-9 PM Saturdays, and 12-6 PM Sundays during the month.
  • Note: The Ferris Wheel will operate from 12-6 PM Christmas Eve, will be closed Christmas Day, and will operate from 12-9 PM on New Year’s Eve.

PERFORMANCES:

Dec. 9th-11th: Ballet Spartanburg’s The Nutcracker

  • An annual classic, Ballet Spartanburg returns for its 57th season this year with a collaborative set of performances with the Spartanburg Philharmonic. Follow Clara and the Nutcracker through Tchaikovsky’s most beloved Christmas musical score, with four performances at Converse University’s Twichell Auditorium, (580 East Main St.)

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